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Any long distance move will end up requiring a huge amount of planning and preparation, so it is often advisable to start planning and getting things ready as soon as possible. One of the main difficulties with a long distance move, is that you will probably need to place some items in storage, or run the possibility of arriving before the bulk of your household items do. This can cause further complications, as the last thing you will want is to be spending further money on a hotel or place to stay while you wait for all your things to turn up. Storage can present the alternative problem of having to pick your things up from a local facility and get them to your new home, which could be problematic if you don’t have a big enough vehicle.

How Man and Van can Help

Man and van services excel in filling the gaps that your other removal services might leave. They are also often very flexible, and will generally only charge you for the time you hire them, not by the day as many removal companies might do. This means that you can use these services to help you tie up loose ends and deal with any problem areas a long distance move might bring up. For example, if you need to pick up your items from storage once you have reached your new home, hiring a local man with a van can be ideal. You will generally only pay for the time you use, and also get an extra pair of hands to help load and unload everything at the storage facility and your new home.

If your schedule is giving you problems, and it looks like you are due to arrive at your new home before the majority of your items as mentioned above, then once again having a man in a van on hand can deal with this issue. One option, for example, is to hire a man and van service to travel with you to your new home, and load this vehicle with all the basics and essentials you will need to get settled and get by until the rest of your goods arrive. While this could initially seem like a costly option for a long distance move, once you consider how much you could have to spend on somewhere to stay or replacement everyday necessities (that you already have!), you may find that simply taking this option and transporting the important items up with you is very cost effective. Not only that, but once again you will have an extra pair of hands to help out with the physical aspects, which can take further stress off you and make the moving experience much faster and more pleasant.

Finding a Good Man and Van Service

How easy it is to find a reliable and trustworthy service will largely depend on what you need the service for. If you want to hire a man with a van to help with the long distance move from your current home, then you will be at a slight advantage, as you will already likely know the area quite well, and have a lot of friends, family or work colleagues that you can ask for recommendations. On the other hand, if you are looking for someone in your new home after travelling, you will often have to rely on the phonebook, but it is always worth asking at any local cafes, shops or pubs and so on. If you’re ordering a takeaway on your first night in your new home, why not ask them if they know anyone reliable while you’re there, for example?



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